US president Donald Trump on Friday (22) took to Twitter to defend his wife Melania’s choice of clothes while visiting the US-Mexico border to meet children of immigrants who have been separated from their parents due to Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy.
Melania was spotted wearing a military jacket from Zara that read “I really don’t care, do u?” and this has caused quite a furore on social media, with many calling out the First Lady for being insensitive to the plight of immigrants.
Defending his wife, Trump tweeted: “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” written on the back of Melania’s jacket, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!”
Melania’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham too defended the First Lady saying there was no hidden meaning.
“It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn’t going to choose to focus on her wardrobe,” she said.
Grisham reiterated her point in a tweet, writing: “Today’s visit w the children in Texas impacted @flotus greatly. If media would spend their time & energy on her actions & efforts to help kids – rather than speculate & focus on her wardrobe – we could get so much accomplished on behalf of children. #SheCares #ItsJustAJacket.”
Meanwhile, several clothing brands have released their own line of jackets and other clothing items in response to Melania’s controversial jacket. According to an Insider report, Wildfang has items with the message “I really care, don’t u” and 100 per cent of the proceeds go to an organisation working for the benefit of refugees and immigrants. PSA Supply Co has also released a T-Shirt with a similar message.